Nick Woodridge wins British Modern Pentathlon Athlete of the Year

World Championship silver medallist Nick Woodbridge has collected the British Modern Pentathlon Athlete of the Year Award for 2013.

Nick Woodbridge
Nick Woodbridge

The Shropshire double Olympian made a piece of history when he won the individual silver medal at the World Championships in Chinese Taipei in August.

His medal was the first individual World Championships medal won by a British male pentathlete since Richard Phelps’ gold in 1993.

The trophy is provided by the British Olympic Association.

Woodbridge, from Telford, who ends 2013 at 15th in the senior world rankings, thanked his team-mates, coaching staff and the English Institute of Sport staff.

“The team has been amazing this year and I don’t think this would have been possible without all of them,” he said.

Another Shropshire athlete also figured prominently in the awards.

Joe Evans, from Whitchurch, collected the Newcomer of the Year prize.

Evans won a bronze medal at his first World Cup, at Palm Springs in February. He made to further finals at World Cups, came seventh at the World Cup Final and helped the British team to relay bronze at the European Junior Championships.

He ends the year ranked second in the world junior rankings and 13th in the senior rankings.